The “Stealth Shelf” Quick Access Gun Safe (video)

If you want to get early access to the “stealth shelf” for quick access to firearms or really anything you like, you can do so here on Kickstarter for what seems a reasonable price. And here’s the video by Grant Thompson describing the shelf…

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DIY Rope from Plastic Bottles (video)

I’m wondering how useful this “rope” will be for any survival situation as he didn’t show it being used at all but this is an idea I’d never considered before and since plastic bottles can be found nearly everywhere it can’t hurt to store this knowledge in the back of your brain should you ever need it…

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Jastek Multi USB Charger (video)

This is a neat little device for charging all sorts of small electronics, from smartphones to tablets and more. It can apparently charge more than one item at a time and I’d say is quite handy for those who don’t want to carry a variety of charging cables with you in your bag or car…

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17 Milk Jug Survival Hacks (video)

Normally, I’m not a fan of milk jugs for survival but this video certainly makes me reconsider keeping them around post-SHTF…

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DIY Boot And Glove Dryer (video)

Not sure this is useful for any SHTF situation but if you want to get your boots and/or gloves dry during normal times in a flash then try this DIY dryer…

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The Berry Edibility Rule + One To Avoid (video)

Good to remember the berry edibility rule…

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Posted in Skills / Knowledge, Water / Food

Form-A-Funnel Flexible Draining Tool (video)

Although he’s using it for his motorcycle and around the house, I could see this being tossed into a bug out bag or vehicle kit for various survival uses, such as for funneling water. He suggests the larger size might be of more use, particularly for being molded into a handy container…

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TAC-BAR: Tactical Food Rations (video)

The Urban Prepper does another one of his 72 emergency food ration challenges, this time with the , something I haven’t tried before. The neat thing is that he does a cost and calorie comparison of these survival bars as compared to the others he’s tried which is a real eye-opener.

If you don’t mind spending a significant more amount of money (as compared to the other survival bar options, that is) these could be a useful way to go. At the very least you’re getting more than just the survival ration bars, including items such as an emergency blanket, compass, minor fishing supplies, and water purification tablets, all in a handy container…

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The Goodwill Store, Great for Preps

I was recently in a Goodwill store and, would you believe it, I’ve never set foot in one until about a month ago? What a mistake! I have, however, dropped off plenty of stuff I didn’t want over the years… seems now I get to be on the receiving end, lol.

I won’t assume that you’ve been inside one and so the short description of a Goodwill store is that it’s simply a place where you can find a wide variety of mostly used household goods, though, I did find a few things that seemed to be brand new, such as socks.

There are definitely some items that may not be of much uses for survival, such as furniture, electronics, and jewelry but there was more useful gear than I would have guessed.

For instance, there are a wide variety of clothes and footwear for all ages. I know my niece is fond of bringing home new articles of clothing for my children and at very reasonable prices too. As I browsed around I found plenty of clothing for the entire family, including

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How To Build An Off Grid Gravity Fed Water System (link)

This is an easy way to get water flowing for small uses, such as washing hands or doing the dishes, and if you include an in-line water filter such as the then you’ll be well on your way to ditching your indoor plumbing, lol…

“An off grid Gravity Fed Water System is a great  option for  running water. Since many of us off grid dwellers and tiny house owners do not have running water.  Yes, you can live without running water. Indoor plumbing has been around a long time but mostly for the wealthy. Your average 16th century English Farmer would have to carry in water. The same still holds true for many parts of the world today.

The system I’m going to show you how to build is not a whole house solution. The principles will scale up, though. This is a cheap and easy solution to get a gravity fed water system for a sink. So this is perfect for doing a few loads of dishes, brushing teeth or hand washing.

Best of all this build is both easy and cheap. I built the

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Posted in Hygiene / Sanitation, Skills / Knowledge, Water / Food